[wingide-users] Wing IDE Debugger (missing features)

Wing IDE Support support at wingware.com
Fri Oct 4 12:18:22 MDT 2013


On 10/4/13 1:43 PM, Paul Du Bois wrote:
>  > > type in an expression into some python listener and see its results
> WITHOUT setting a breakpoint
>...
> I agree that it's harder to imagine what the semantics would be for
> Python, but it can have a well defined meaning for other languages. For
> example, the Lua debugger
> I work on (using wing!) has this feature, and it's a good user experience.
>
> Lua has the concept of a default global environment. Python does not,
> but one could imagine wing creating and using a dummy module as the
> environment.

This works well for some environments but not as well for others.  One 
of the things you learn when writing a debugger is not all developers 
work the same way.

We do plan to add some of the features talked about in this thread.

Cheers,

John



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